by Artie Sievers and Laura Winters
Jane Franklin is ready to rock 8th grade. She has her fierce friend group Mimi, Penelope, and Elizabeth who all love the YA dystopian series The Moonstress Chronicles, and most importantly, they’re all on the same hobby horse racing team. (Hobby horse racing, is a real sport started by Finish preteen girls who take horse heads on sticks and compete as though they are actual horses - in races, jumping, and dressage). When Jane’s cooler cousin Akira (who is a freshman in high school) shows up in town, she makes Jane and her friends think twice about whether or not being 8th grade hobby horse racers will brand them with an unshakeable and dorky reputation while entering high school. FREE REIN is a coming of age musical where pre teen girls are forced to decide between her image and her imagination.
by JJ Warshaw and Laura Winters
Before high-school senior Jade Jennings can get out of her tiny town in Illinois to study journalism in college, she'll have to face Caroline, a secretive senior-year transfer, and her own self-image when she attempts broadcast journalism for the first time. Triggered by how "bad" she looks on camera, Jade develops an eating disorder that threatens to destroy everything she's worked for.